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Stroll Around The Renaissance Walls, Its Cobbled Streets & Handsome Piazzas Of Lucca

Lucca is completely surrounded by Walls built during the XVI and XVII Century so the city looks like a great fortress! We will see this impressive Walls: still impressive, covered with red bricks and surmounted by trees, nowadays they are the public park of Lucca where people spend free time running, meeting friends, walking and relaxing.

From Lucca
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time online experience live-streamed from Lucca, known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls
  • Visit the Church of St. Michael & the Cathedral of St. Martin, which features impressive facades
  • Don't miss out to visit the San Martino Duomo, which has a significant shrine called 'Volto Santo'
Description

Lucca was founded by the Romans in the 2nd-century BC, and its historical center has always been surrounded by walls. We will begin our virtual exploration of Lucca by marvelling at the last ring of walls, constructed in the Renaissance and turned into a promenade in the early 1800s on account of being perfectly preserved. And, then we will admire the 19th-century squares of Napoleon and Giglio.
Next, we will head to the very heart of the city, and we will visit the Church of St. Michael and the Cathedral of St. Martin, both of which feature impressive facades with lavishly carved and ornamented columns. The Cathedral also features an entrance decorated in medieval bas reliefs; we will learn about one of them.
We will stop at some shops where local handicrafts are still functioning today and will also find some food shops where local specialities are still made. Together, we will discover the 'Lucchese' way of life and will be able to understand why Lucca is so different from any other Tuscan city.
Walking along the narrow alleys and small piazzas, we will reach the Torre Guinigi, a medieval structure featuring a "green top". And, the Piazza Anfiteatro, a former Roman Coliseum, turned into a highly quaint square with lots of apartments!
Not only history but also legends, anecdotes, traditions and tales make Lucca unique! We won't miss the San Martino Duomo keeping a significant shrine called 'Volto Santo' (Holy Countenance), and we will end our tour in Piazza San Michele, which is the center of the Roman Age City.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 110 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Antonella Marcucci

Benvenuti a Lucca! I have been living in Lucca for 35 years, and I dare say that this is such a beautiful city to live in! I was born in the North of Italy, and I lived in beautiful Apulia in the South. My parents were from Tuscany, so I am a mix of traditions and cultures, as many Italians are.
I got a degree in Foreign Languages, and after that, I have been working for many years as a Tour Leader in many countries around the world.
These days I work as a local guide in Lucca, and I am happy to show you the attractions of this charming city...and ready to welcome you in this new experience!

From USD 42 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.